Homosexuality in Uganda

Many debates exist in the world about the reasons for homosexuality and how people with different sexual preferences should be treated, but few countries have taken the steps that the country of Uganda have taken to make homosexuality a crime. That is right, in some parts of the world, it is fine to for homosexuals to be legally married, and in Uganda it was officially debated that homosexuality was a crime and originally should be punished with the death penalty. This is the harshest reaction caused by the fear of homosexuality that you can find anywhere in the world. The government is clearly afraid of homosexuality and that fear leads to misunderstanding and hate which support this law.

Why Fear Exists

Homosexuality for some people is an abomination to God. However when you look at it, it seems that some people are just born that way. They are unavoidable attracted sexually to the same sex of people. Whatever the causes, it seems that what people do in the privacy of their own lives is their own business, and certainly not the governments. When a government takes it upon themselves to legislate morals there is only going to be more pain and suffering involved and it will become impossible to make people think like you through passing laws. This is particularly true of homosexuality, because most believe that it is not a choice but how you are born.

Passing laws that make homosexuality illegal are going to lead to some very difficult situations. For example, what if you are accused of being gay. How do you prove your innocence? It would be easy to have people lie about the behavior of another and have them arrested. Recently the punishment of the death penalty was removed from the anti-gay bill in Uganda, but it was replaced by a life in prison sentence. So what you will end up with is a prison full of homosexual non violent offenders who are costing money to the people all because of their sexual preference. The leaders of this country have to be the most infantile, and uneducated people in the world. If they are spending time and resources on issues like this, imagine what they are missing.


Uganda is clearly a backwards country with no real leadership who design laws based on fear and hate. There is a long history of people in the world who have attempted to legislate the moral behavior of the masses and the efforts have all failed in the end. That is because, in the end, people are going to do what they are going to do and the government can’t stop them.

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